What could be a missing ingredient in the Wisdom Proverb about providing long life, riches, and honor?
In My Previous Post
I stated, in my opinion, anyone who has included this ingredient in their life formula will really want to live… as long a life as possiible…….. whether or not they are rich or poor.
King Solomon On Benefits of Wisdom
For wisdom will enter your heart And knowledge will be pleasant to your soul; Discretion will guard you, Understanding will watch over you, (Proverbs 2:10,11)
This proverb adds a spiritual benefit to Wisdom with the mention of the words heart and soul.
The ingredient I questioned why King Solomon did not include in the left hand of Wisdom was Love. I surmise the reason was because fear was the main motivation to obey laws during Old Testament times in the Bible. Fear sometimes works to motivate some people, yet so will Love.
The New Testament changed Old Laws. Love became the prime motivation to benefit mankind instead of fear. Which is the better motivator may depend on knowledge and wisdom a person acquires during life, or whatever works best on different people or cultures..
Wisdom and Perfect Love
There are many aspects of love and many misunderstands about love. Perfect love has no misunderstandings because it is of spiritual perfect origin by God rather than imperfect human perceptions and error.
I surmise that anyone who has acquired perfect love in their life is more likely to be motivated to want to live a long life. That is because they will not ever want to die and leave their loved ones.
That is unless they are suffering a painful and hopeless health condition. Perhaps that is one reason God makes parting of loved ones who may be suffering less sorrowful, yet more peaceful knowing that when their time is nearing, they will someday rejoin their loved ones in an eternal life.
Formula Ingredients for Long Life
Perhaps if we add these ingredients in our life recipe, the result might lead to a longer life.
Knowledge will add Wisdom,
Wisdom will add Love,
Spiritual Wisdom will add Perfect Love,
Love will add Goodwill,
Goodwiil will add Peace.
Because peace will reduce or eliminates stress, according to modern science, if your reduce stress in your life, it may serve to lengthen your lifespan and perhaps even add to your happiness in life.
Skeptics Take Notice
Yes, you are right. Life will be at times both boring and burdensome according to King Solomon..
“I applied my mind to study and to explore by wisdom all that is done under the heavens. What a heavy burden God has laid on the human race! I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.” (Ecclesiastes 1:13-14) .
My advice to you if you want to help lighten your burdens and perhaps cheer you up in life to relieve boredom as well as add some excitement in life, perhaps you should listen to this contemporary song which I surmise even wise King Solomon would agree with. HERE
If You Are Interested ………
…..in finding true love in your life from a husband or wife, or all fellow brothers and sisters in this world, and being motivated to live a long life, I recommend you read about the life and message from a very special man, Jesus Christ, who changed the world during his short lifespan.
Some religions believe Him to be tha Son of God, while other religions believe Him to be a Prophet. All who read about him will have to agree He was a very brave, kind, caring, and loving man. You can read more about his life in the New Testament in the Bible.
Notice though that he never married. You do not have to be married to find perfect love in your life.
….and, you can read in the Old Testament of the Bible about .in King Solomon’s message about the blessing of Wisdom,
Regards and goodwill blogging.
Love Bible Verses HERE
What is Love? HERE
Post One HERE
Post Two HERE